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    Coastal Erosion

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    Coastal Erosion Coastal Erosion is a huge problem today and is causing our beaches to get smaller and smaller every year. Coastal erosion is also causing the coast lines to recede and therefore taking away space for which people build on. Even though coastal erosion causes issues it is also the effect of something‚ Humans! Nature has a way of keeping the world in balance‚ it creates things such as barrier islands and sand dunes to help protect against costal erosion. However‚ humans play a

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    Soil Erosion

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    Individual Assignment Cheyanna Ruttschaw EVS 1001-11 Everest Online There are three major causes of soil erosion: overgrazing‚ over cultivation‚ and deforestation. Together‚ these three problems cause more problems by creating unsustainable societies. Luckily‚ overgrazing‚ over cultivation‚ and deforestation can be fixed and the unsustainable society becomes a sustainable one. Overgrazing is when there are more animals in comparison to land‚ meaning that there isn’t as much food for the

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    Types of Erosion

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    Erosion is the name of the process which break the things like lands and continents down. The total process of weathering and breaking down is known as denudation. Commonly‚ through the process of erosion‚ the large things get broke down into some smaller pieces. The boulder turns into sand. Both the processes of weathering and erosion usually happen in the direction of downhill. The process weathering breaks up the rocks and therefore the sands are carried away by the process of erosion. Types

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    Soil Erosion

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    of Soil Erosion in the Philippines” The soil is among our most precious resources‚ yet we often take it for granted or destroy it by making it susceptible to soil erosion. In the Philippines‚ for example‚ 22 provinces had been reported to have "alarming" soil erosion rate. Among those that had been losing their topsoil were Cebu‚ Batangas‚ Marinduque‚ Ilocos Sur‚ and La Union. This means that 58 per cent of the country’s total land area of 30 million hectares is susceptible to erosion. But what

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    Gully Erosion

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    is gully erosion? Gully erosion is the removal of soil along drainage lines by surface water runoff. Once started‚ gullies will continue to move by headward erosion or by slumping of the side walls unless steps are taken to stabilise the disturbance. Repair work done in the early stages of newly formed gullies is easier and more economical than letting the problem go unchecked for too long. Large gullies are difficult and costly to repair. What causes gully erosion ? Gully erosion occurs when

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    Coastal Erosion

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    the buildings reduce the beaches ad many construction sites extract coastal sand for their projects. The coastal erosion that affects my hotel are both natural and anthropogenic. The slow rise of the sea level is gradual and takes time to happen‚ but this region is impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms which cause a severe costal erosion in short time. Many efforts to combat erosion‚ such as sand fill‚ are defeated by severe weather systems. As we have seen on all natural processes‚ there is balance

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    The Soil Erosion

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    when the fertility of the soil is seriously reduced‚ the people again change their land of cultivation. Thus the essential feature of shifting cultiva­tion is the rotation of fields rather than crops. As a result more and more land are exposed to erosion. (iii) Nature of crop grown In India‚ as it has been noticed the dry crop producing regions (such as millet‚ maize‚ potato‚ tobacco‚ cotton and even wheat growing region)

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    Soil Erosion

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    Soil erosion Soil erosion occurs when soil is removed through the action of wind and water at a greater rate than it is formed SOIL The soil covering the surface of the earth has taken millions of years to form and we must learn to respect it. Soil is formed at a rate of only 1 cm every 100 to 400 years and it takes 3 000 to 12 000 years to build enough soil to form productive land. This means that soil is a nonrenewable resource and once destroyed it is gone forever. If we disregard this‚ a

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    costal erosion

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    MANAGEMENT REVIEW SHEET Coastal Erosion Subject Review The following reports and articles contain the information needed to complete this worksheet: “Evaluation of Erosion Hazards” prepared by the H. John Heinz III Center for Science‚ Economics and the Environment (summary report) http://www.heinzctr.org/NEW_WEB/PDF/erosnsum.pdf “Mapping Coastal Change Hazards” U.S.G.S. website begin­ning at http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/mappingchange/ “Coastal Erosion: Where’s the Beach?” Bridge Data

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    Coastline Erosion

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    Coastal Erosion Coastal erosion is a naturally occurring phenomenon resulting from the continuous action of wind and water. Both act to remove small pieces of land from one location and deposit them elsewhere. Weather events such as hurricanes and nor’easters speed the erosion process‚ as do tidal waves. Currently‚ rising sea levels resulting from melting polar ice decrease available land as well. While erosion has always been a factor of coastal living‚ increasing populations along the worlds

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